Business description:

We are Australia’s most advanced industrial testing services organization of it’s type and a global supplier of safety restraints (seat belts, snatch straps, tow ropes and harnesses).

Projects / tasks:

Project scopes are subject to change. Key projects include;

1) Industrial Engineer – Design Phase for establishing new High Volume and Export Production Line, PFMEA, PCPs, etc for Defense Military Restraints. (High Priority Program for local and export contracts ramping up in Sept 2020)

2) Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer to work on a Military, FIA Quick Release Buckle and new Safety Belt program. Initial Design concepts completed, prototypes and testing completed against initial design. Design for production is next phase.

3) Mechanical testing support including potential test program development and execution. Opportunities exist to work with instrumented Crash Test Dummies and instrumented test equipment; Novel industrial testing for mining, defence, etc.; and dynamic, environment, durability, and vibration test programs for Automotive and Industrial.

Technical skills:

• Prior experience with Solid Works would be advantageous
• Industrial Engineer, ability to look at existing processes, look at practical automation opportunities. Understanding of the principles Production and Quality Control. Knowledge of PFMEAs, PCPs, Value Stream Mapping, etc. would be advantageous. Needs to be practical in their thinking, and optimise both Manual, Automated and Test operations.
• Materials and/or Mechanical Engineer with good knowledge of material properties and design to withstand dynamic forces. Good problem solving skills to address the current design deficiencies to overcome current performance failures. Understanding of plastics, metals and glass filled plastics and alternative low weight materials.
• Test Engineers. Skill requirements are relatively open. However an engineer with Kinematics interest, Physics and mechanical engineering are prime for these roles.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication and report writing skills, Collaborative Work Ethic, Can do attitude.
The available roles will best suit an outgoing individual who is self-driven and able to work independently to drive the progress of these projects.

Business Description

We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineers, draftsmen, electricians, mechanical fitters, and fabricators. The team have successfully delivered over 1000 turnkey projects across Australia including Safety system projects, mechanical and electrical installation jobs, robotics turn-key systems, automation projects, and the design and build of custom machinery. Projects range in size from small workshop engineering jobs through to complete factory automation upgrades. We work in the Defence and Aerospace sectors and are a global supplier for Northrop Grumman.

Projects / tasks

A range of design engineering projects from small workshop engineering through to complete factory automation upgrades.

Technical skills

Inventor is critical as are computer assisted drawing and Engineering skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The ability to move between tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.

Business description:

We provide services to the Defence either via industry partners or to Defence directly. We offers consulting, acquisition, and engineering services to Defence primarily for acquisition projects. We are proud to be flexible and agile in what we do and how we do it. We are able to prioritise people over process and policy and are focused on delivering tangible capability and services to Defence and our partners. We are presently growing our systems engineering capability with a focus on developing graduates into consulting engineers working on leading acquisition projects.

Projects / tasks:

We have two candidate projects for potential interns to contribute to.

1. Working alongside our resources within the Explosive Ordinance Branch you will provide systems engineering support to a software implementation project for the EO Branch. This project is implementing a new system that enables the comprehensive configuration management of ADF ordinance across Army Navy and Air Force.

2. Our Framework Development: we have a generic framework for the re-engineering of defence capability acquisition and sustainment, which we wish to implement into a software based solution. This project requires the analysis of the existing framework and the design, coding and implementation of the solution. This task will provide the candidates an opportunity to scope, plan and execute a project to deliver the Framework reporting to us as the “client” as well as working along side the software vendor.

Technical skills:

Successful candidates would require a sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and software engineering practices and have demonstrated ability to code and effectively test software. We do not require specific skills in a coding language, but a demonstrated working knowledge of software development tools, operating systems, systems administration, and database management is highly regarded. An interest and/or understanding of cloud computing (AWS/Azure) and relevant networking technologies is a bonus as is an understanding of Cyber and/or identity management.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Interpersonal skills are highly regarded with the ability to communicate openly and demonstrate active listening skills. Ability to self-start and monitor tasks is highly regarded as is understanding of when to ask for assistance.

Business description:

A long-standing Defence contractor, supporting key Defence aviation, maritime and land capabilities through our specialised engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, materials processing, and supply chain management functions. We are renowned for our key commitments to Defence, including:

  1. Manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program.
  2. Design and implementation of repairs for aircraft landing gear systems, and other aircraft functional components.
  3. Design and implementation of Supersonic Particle Deposition & Laser Additive Deposition (Additive Metal) repairs for aircraft landing gear systems

We provide engineering interns with a unique opportunity to gain experience in the range of technologies we use to effectively sustain Defence’s aerospace, maritime and land capabilities including:

  • Design and implementation of precision manufacturing and maintenance tasks;
  • Non-destructive testing;
  • Corrosion protection and surface finishing;
  • Design of Traditional and Additive Material repairs including the state-of-the-art metallic repair techniques Supersonic Particle Deposition and Laser Additive Deposition.

Projects / tasks:

Design of tooling, fixtures and jigs to support the manufacture, processing & assembly of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter components. The project is part of our F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program. The project involves observing the manual metallic processing of manufactured parts, and designing and implementing workflow processes and equipment which accelerate the schedule but without compromising safety or quality. The project feeds into our existing F-35 JSF manufacturing and maintenance program, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future JSF export opportunities.

Design of component repairs and test fixtures to support the maintenance of the F/A-18 Hornet, MH60R Romeo, CH-47 Chinook and other Defence platforms. We are a global leader in the design and implementation of Additive Material (AM) repairs for the FA-18 Hornet. We are constantly seeking to reduce reliance on traditional repairs, and to increase our AM repair capabilities to include an additional range of components and structures. The project involves redesigning traditional repairs using AM technology. The project feeds into our existing F-18, CH-47 and MH-60R Romeo maintenance programs, and assures our ongoing competitiveness for future F-35 JSF and MH-60R Romeo maintenance export opportunities.

Technical skills:

Some CATIA experience is highly desirable.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

An intern that would thrive with us is an aspiring engineer with the following characteristics:

  • Enthusiastic, curious and willing to get involved;
  • Team player, but able to work autonomously on tasks;
  • Maintain a focus on safety at all times; and
  • Excited to explore Defence engineering as a possible career.

A mechanical, aerospace or materials engineering degree would be well suited. The ideal Engineering Intern is a person who seeks to understand new technologies and processes, and use that understanding to sustain and improve engineering, maintenance, and manufacturing performance.

Business Description

Manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards

Projects / tasks

Developing advanced capabilities for HDI printed circuit boards

Technical skills

Sound analytical and technical analysis. Understanding of basic chemistry. CAD helpful but not essential. STEMs basics

Intern interpersonal qualities

Easy to get along with.  Must be able to communicate well and follow instruction. Self-motivated.

Business Description

Advance Manufacturer of Sheetmetal Assemblies and associated components, current projects include the Land 400 phase 2 program.

Projects / tasks

Design & Development of current projects for production, Improvement of process & controls to enable ease of manufacture, CNC programming and capability.

Technical skills

AutoDesk Inventor

Intern interpersonal qualities

Keen to learn & collaborate in new environment across all areas, Not afraid to adapt and learn new skills, Great communication ability as they will be working with multiple teams.

Business description:

The company delivers above the line and below the line solutions. They specialise in creating integrated project and product teams for clients in a range of markets, by assisting companies integrate digital platforms into their business to foster and promote collaboration.

Projects / tasks:

Innovation Projects – The intern would be participating in developing technologies for design projects within small agile teams. This would include tasking such as:

  • Research
  • Software development
  • 3-D modelling and printing
  • Prototype development
  • Technical documentation
  • Participation in technical and design reviews
  • Participation in client meetings

Technical skills:

This depends on the intern’s engineering specialty but could include:

  • Python coding
  • 2d and 3d CAD modelling
  • Systems engineering
  • Mechanical and/or electrical design

Intern interpersonal qualities:

High level of communication skills are desirable with an ability to work in a team and willingness to learn.

Business description:

We develop autonomous detection solutions for airborne search and surveillance applications with Defence and civil security organisations. Our core focus is software processing high resolution video in real-time but our solutions now extend to include design and specification of custom hardware to add cameras, processing and locational hardware to manned and unmanned aircraft. We have supplied solutions to ADF, primarily Army and Navy, and also provide solutions to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Overseas our systems are deployed with US Army, US Coast Guard, Canadian Defence and many other forces.

We are undertaking an innovation contract with the Defence Innovation Hub, called “Future ISR Sensing – Multi-Domain Optical Radar”

Projects / tasks:

A range of high priority engineering requirements to design and develop mounts for cameras and systems into pods to be deployed on aircraft.

Technical skills:

CAD (preferably SolidWorks)

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Strong interest in aviation, embedded systems, video cameras, systems integration. Self motivated, flexible, independent.

Business Description:

We develop investigative tools and information management solutions for Defence, security and public safety organisations. We work collaboratively with users to build modern, easy to use and adaptable software including information discovery, federated search and investigations management solutions.

Projects / Tasks:

The intern will participate and be mentored in software development and engineering within an Agile development environment to add new software features to our software products and applications. Software features will be based on a product roadmap and customer requests. The work will contribute directly to solutions delivered to end users. Tasks include software design, implementation, testing and review as a valued member of our product team.  A key outcome for interns is that they learn valuable software engineering skills, best practice in software development and become passionate about building quality software and their own professional development.

Technical Skills:

Software development with Java (or similar object-oriented languages), and experience with web front-end technologies and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.   Familiarity and experience with virtualisation (e.g., docker), cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and database technologies (e.g., SQL) is also desirable.

Interpersonal Skills:

The ideal intern will be an enthusiastic team member and proactive, and one who enjoys solving problems and coding.  We value those that are committed to learning and with good communication skills.

Business description:

A complete service for the provision of technical packaging solutions to defence. This includes design, manufacture, testing and project management. Items packaged can range from a small usb flash drive up to a complete aircraft engine. On site capabilities include welding and metal fabrication, rotational moulding, CNC routing, water jet cutting, plastic welding and painting amongst others.  Provision of technical packaging solutions for a wide range of mission critical items across all defence areas. This includes design, manufacture and testing of these packaging solutions. We work directly with defence and with many prime contractors, including Thales, Boeing, Airbus amongst others.

Projects / tasks:

The intern will be involved in generating designs, prototyping and preparing design documentation for advanced technical packaging solutions in support of air, land and sea forces. The intern will have opportunity to own a project from receipt of the order until the delivery of the design and subsequent packaging solution to defence. This will include liaising with other internal departments to ensure that the project progresses as required.

Technical skills:

Solidworks would be an advantage, however understanding a similar CAD system will be sufficient.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Our ideal intern will be able to take on tasks with some up front instruction and then work on these tasks autonomously seeking assistance and guidance when required. A mechanical or materials engineering background would be beneficial, however of more importance is someone with the right attitude and desire to learn whilst here.